Spectrum Brands Reviews

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  • Great company for career growth and future opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spectrum Brands full-time

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    Pros

    Fairly large organization with an abundance of cross-functional exposure and development.
    Extroverted go-getters will be promoted fairly quickly in this place.
    A very lean operation that achieves goals with minimal resources or waste; a lot can be learned from the metrics and collaboration techniques between departments.
    Leadership makes an effort to connect with all generations of employees, and the millennial group is making the greatest impact at this time. Team-building activities are frequent.

    Cons

    Typical corporate mentality of a publicly traded company, no different than others; Although a lot of attention and opportunity is available to the employees, the financials at the end of every quarter will always take precedence and this can be disheartening at times.
    Introverts can go unnoticed or even let go if they do not learn how to be more outspoken.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The company is a good steward of great #1 brands, taking market share, becoming more profitable every day, and increasing the stock value for Spectrum Brands' shareholders.

Spectrum Brands Interviews

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    Vice President Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Spectrum Brands in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR. HR representative was very friendly and energetic. Rep had worked at company for 10 years so provided good insight into the company culture. Conversation lasted a little over 30 minutes. Allowed me some time to ask questions. Told me they would want to bring me into the office for interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked for overview of my career then asked a few questions about ability to work with other departments and influence change. Also asked about wiliness to relocate to Wisconsin. Asked about my current salary and bonus. HR sent me an email the next week indicating the the job was at a salary level well below what I am currently making so they would not pursue with me unless the job was later reclassified to a higher level.   1 Answer

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Website www.spectrumbrands.com
Headquarters Middleton, WI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1906
Type Company - Public (SPB )
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

And you will know them by their trail of brands. Spectrum Brands makes and markets products sold under some of the most recognizable names in the world. They include batteries (Rayovac and VARTA), pet foods and supplies (Tetra, Marineland, Dingo), personal care (Remington), and garden care (Spectracide, Cutter, Hot Shot). Its small appliances unit includes such notable brands as Stanley Black & Decker, George Foreman, Toastmaster, and Farberware. Spectrum Brands markets its products in some 120 countries and is a leader in the sale of rechargeable batteries and hearing aid... More

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